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Never was a fan of these Bombardier products. Most of them were not around all that long, having been plagued with maintenance problems. I was rather surprised to see, when consulting the Trackside Guide, that this particular LRC, #6926; (built in 1983, retired in 2000) actually went on to an extended life at the Federal Railroad Administration in Texas as DOTX 218.
Nice fall afternoon. A scene begging for the sunshine that, for me, never came.
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Caption: Never was a fan of these Bombardier products. Most of them were not around all that long, having been plagued with maintenance problems. I was rather surprised to see, when consulting the Trackside Guide, that this particular LRC, #6926; (built in 1983, retired in 2000) actually went on to an extended life at the Federal Railroad Administration in Texas as DOTX 218. Nice fall afternoon. A scene begging for the sunshine that, for me, never came.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [2016] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/15/1986 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6926 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Dundas Sub. (search)
City/Town: Hamilton West (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Even without the sun, you can’t miss with a classic Hamilton West shot; old searchlights, dwarf signal and that extra tall eastbound signal on the south track. And the switch looks lined for a movement on or off the cowpath. Those LRC’s definitely were not the most attractive units. You might say, a face only a mother could love. Made them kinda likeable in a way.

  2. Sharp eye, Aitch. The switch being open to the Cowpath means likely “The Nanticoke” was on the way or just thru; meaning this must be the afternoon VIA #84; as it is rather short.

  3. I wondered if it was lined for 725. It had a reliable departure time from Hamilton making it a personal favourite for this newbie railfan. :-)

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